Argumentative Essay On Homeless People

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Register to read the introduction… Department of Housing and Urban Development gave an estimate in 1984 of “111,000 persons can be housed in emergency shelters nationwide on any given night”, (Caton, 1990, p.111). Some shelters however have restrictions were they do not allow single adult women, women and children and single adult men. This is primarily due to communal sleeping and bath accommodations and inadequate staff to monitor a two sex situation. Another program that I looked into was Halfway Houses, where residents are supervised by psychiatrists and other medical and support services. Residents typically work outside of the home during the day and share meals and other household chores. These programs however are for those homeless people whom have mental-illnesses that can not survive out in the normal world without some type of medication. Panhandling is very common in the streets; this would be the act of begging for money out on the corners of streets. Homeless people unlike us have to look for these resources for survival, if they did not exist they would either die of hunger or people would mostly likely kill them. You would think the homeless people do not have rights but in actuality they do. An example of this entails food stamp programs, unlike ordinary people when applying for this, homeless people do not need permanent addresses. They are entitled to purchase their own food when living in shelters that do not supply them with …show more content…
Temple, Gray (1991). 52 Ways to Help Homeless People, USA : Thomas Nelson Publishers
a. Several Different ways to help out the homeless. Ways of getting to know them as people and not as a stereotype. Solutions for the eradication of homelessness
2. Burt, Martha (1989). America’s Homeless, Washington DC: Urban Institute Press
a. The different causes of homelessness in America and various solutions. Explanations why people become homeless and who are most at risk of falling into this situation.
3. Caton, Carol L. (1990). Homeless in America, New York : Oxford University Press
a. Statistics, surveys, and research by different organizations on how many homeless individuals do exist out in America
a. Various federal and government programs that exist to help out homeless individuals.
5. Schaefer, Richard (2004). Sociology A Brief Introduction, New York: Mc-Graw Hill
a. Psychological point of view on how homeless people are viewed by others not in their same situation.
6. Interview Alma Machado, May 13, 2005
a. Personal experience and better perspective of what it is to become homeless. Ways of getting out of being homeless.
7. Groves, Martha. Proquest. 8 Sept. 2005

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